Wolverhampton Wanderers don’t appear to have anyone lined up as the winter transfer window approaches its closure.
Today has been all about outgoings at Molineux, with Terry Taylor and Roderick Miranda both leaving, which follows the loan departure of Patrick Cutrone last night.
Nuno Espirito Santo decided to move for Willian Jose, signing the Brazilian until the end of the season from Real Sociedad.
That looks to be it in terms of incomings in the Black Country, and one wonders if Wolves are being a little too idle given their struggles in recent weeks, and resulting league position.
There are problems all throughout the team at the moment, but a particular area of weakness is the midfield.
Leander Dendoncker and Joao Moutinho’s form has been quite concerning in recent weeks, with their defensive work questionable and contribution of goals and assists non-existent.
It’s being reported that Ainsley Maitland-Niles will likely be on the move today and it’s hard to understand why Wolves seemingly don’t want to get involved.
The club seemed so keen during the last window, and Sky Sports reported that a £15 million bid was rejected, but there’s been no play made for the 23-year-old in this.
Maitland-Niles there for the taking
It’s been claimed Arsenal have denied £35,000-a-week star Maitland-Niles (Spotrac) a move to Leicester City due to the Foxes being a potential rival for the Gunners in the Premier League.
Wolves are not, and should surely be trying to land the England midfielder, who could bring energy and creativity to a flagging midfield.
Maitland-Niles’ natural position is in central midfield. The need is there, and it would be a great shame if he were to end up at West Bromwich Albion of all places.